Roane County Government

Clerk & Master

Pam May, Clerk and Master

The operations of the Clerk and Master’s Office consist of maintaining Rule and Execution dockets for suits filed in Chancery and Probate Court, attending all court sessions, and keeping minutes of the Courts. Other responsibilities of the office include investing idle funds, conducting auctions of real and personal property when Ordered by the Court, collecting filing fees and costs associated with the cases filed, reporting collections and making distributions to proper entities monthly, prepare annual budget, comply with all audit standards, record and revenue management, courtroom administration and public relations. The office also takes public inquiries in person or by phone about Chancery and Probate cases and delinquent taxes.

Phone Number:

P: 865-376-2487
F: 865-376-1228


200 E. Race Street, Suite 12
Kingston, TN 37763



The Clerk and Master is responsible for collecting delinquent taxes for Roane County and the cities of Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood, as well as conducting an annual tax sale for Roane County and City taxes.


Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 10:30 am

Roane County Courthouse
The auction will be held on the front steps (facing Race Street)

FOR MORE INFO CALL 865-376-2487

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Roane County Courthouse

More information & list of properties will be available closer to the sale date.


Passport Applications

The Clerk and Master’s office also processes Passport Applications BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, beginning January 1, 2023. Appointment times are available during operating hours, except between 12 and 2 pm Monday – Friday, during court, and other times deemed necessary. Please call the office at 865-376-2487 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday to schedule.  An application can be printed at  At the time of the scheduled appointment, please be prepared to bring the completed application (USE BLACK INK ONLY) and the following required documentation:

  1. acceptable passport photo,
  2. driver’s license,
  3. original birth, certificate*, and
  4. a copy of your birth certificate

*birth certificate must include the names of both parents

In addition to the Passport Agency Fee a $35 Agency Acceptance Fee will be added for the Clerk and Master’s office. The Passport Agency Fee (per appropriate option below) should be made payable to the US Department of State in the form of a check. The $35 payable to the Clerk and Master should be in the form of cash, cashier’s check or money order as this office does not accept personal checks or credit/debit cards at this time.

  • Passport Book routine fee is $130 for adults, $100 for minors
  • Passport Card fee is $30 for adults, $15 for minors
  • To expedite, there is an additional $60 fee
  • Additional fees will apply for overnight delivery